Hair how To: The Perfect Supermodel Beach Waves

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I’m working on a super exciting project this week!! I hope you are all free this Wednesday (March 5th) at 6PM EST/ 3PM PST because I’m doing a Google + hangout in association with the TV show The Face, alongside some really big stars- and I mean big! The woman herself- Naomi Campbell (omg!!!) along with supermodel Anne V, Joe Zee (creative director of Elle), and Lydia Hearst. I couldn’t be more excited! Make sure to RSVP here to watch us chat live, and if you guys have any questions you want me to ask any of them please let me know because I’m currently making a list! What will I ask Naomi? Ah help! RSVP HERE, RSVP HERE, RSVP HERE!!

To kick it all off (and since I get so many questions about it) I’ve decided to do a little tutorial on my favorite go-to hairstyle inspired by the show: The Perfect Model Beach Waves. You know those envious locks a-la Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated. That perfect loose, model-off-duty, bouncy wave that looks so effortless- making you believe that maybe they just rolled out of bed that way and straight into the water.

Known for my own beachy blonde locks, it’s a look I think I’ve perfected pretty well- and I’ll be honest, it’s not always quite effortless as it seems. I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade along the way; so along with my fab colorist and hairstylist Jonnie and Abel, and some Frederic Fekkai products I’m sharing my how-to with you today!

1) If your hair is freshly washed it’s good to add a little lightweight mousse before you blowdry to give your hair a bit of a more rough texture.
2) When curling I curl in 4 parallel sections starting from the bottom of my head to the top. A key trick is when you curl alternate between curling around the barrel with the clamp and also just using your finger to twist the strand around the barrel. This alternates the amount of curl each piece has which in turn looks more natural.You can also alternate size of the barrel switching from a 1/2 or 3/4 inch barrel to a 1 inch barrel.
** Important tip #1: Always curl away from your face, the way you’d imagine if the wind was blowing in your face and your hair back.
** Important tip #2: Leave the bottom inch of your hair out of the curling iron to prevent the Shirley Temple effect and give it the more unfinished effortless look.
3) To get that perfect root lift for the front pieces of your hair at the part I hold the curling iron under the piece of hair closest to the part for a couple seconds to help give it that lifted S shaped bump.
4) Use a comb to brush it all out and break up any curls.
5) Use some beach effect texture spray and rub it through your hair to make it piecey and then a tiny bit of light hairspray to hold it in place.
6) If you are going for the really effortless beachy Model off duty look never curl your hair right before you are going out. It always looks most natural after falling out for at least an hour or two. The bottom photo is right after curling, the top photo is 4 or 5 hours later. That’s the difference.

Hope you enjoy! And don’t forget— Wednesday, 6PM EST/ 3PM PST I’m chatting live with the stars of The Face, yup that includes Naomi Campbell- so save the date!

Rosso
February 28, 2014
Ciao Bella.
March 6, 2014

Hair how To: The Perfect Supermodel Beach Waves

55 Comments

  1. You hair is so gorgeous. I sure hope I can replicate it this easily as i LOVE the results. You’re looking sooo soo beautiful!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, hope it will work out for me too!

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  3. lena says:

    the result is wonderful! but fortunately I’ve got natural waves :)

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  4. Suzie Q says:

    The waves look perfect! Great tips! I always end up doing my hair right before I go out due to being crunched on time, but will need to remember to try to do it several hours beforehand!

    xoxo,
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  5. The Fashion Panda says:

    I love curly hair ! So pretty !

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  6. Cassandra says:

    So beautiful !! Your hair is perfect ! Lucky ;)
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  7. Jen says:

    I love beachy tousled waves! So casual cool for Cali living. xx

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  8. Abbey says:

    Gorgeous! Could you link to the larger pink curling iron you’re using in the photos? Would love to check it out!

  9. Elisa says:

    Your hair are really amazing!!!! *__*

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  10. Carla says:

    What brand do you use to curl your hair??Love it X

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  11. Vanessa says:

    love your hair color so much!

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  12. Your hair looks amazing! I’m definitely gonna try this!

    X Sara

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  13. Very cute wavy hair, so casual and yet sexy to be at the beach.

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  14. Lotte says:

    Heey!

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    xx Lotte

  15. Natalie says:

    gorgeous hair as always! so key to brush or comb through the curls so they look more natural. have the best time at the google + hangout xx

  16. I totally need these tips!! Thanks so much for sharing!! :D

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  17. daniella says:

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  18. daniella says:

    love this post!!
    xx
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  19. Claire says:

    The hair is soooo gorgeous <3

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  20. Allison says:

    Oh my gggg I love Naomi and the show! I’d love to know her favorite skin products she always looks so young and radiant!
    Can’t wait to watch
    – Allison
    Founder Alli In Fashion

  21. Katie says:

    That is SO cool! I’d ask Anne V what she plans to do when she stops modeling- is she pursuing acting etc? I’m a model too and I’m trying to decide what my second career path should be and if I should go back to school.
    Hope you pick my question!

    xoxo
    Katie

  22. Lorna says:

    Your hair looks amazing like that Shea!

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  23. Beautiful hair, I will try this look at home.

  24. Aimee says:

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  25. Kristina says:

    you hair is so gorgeous! love the tip to curl away from your face!

    xo Kristina

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  26. Zhanna says:

    You look stunning so is your gorgeous hair! <3 xoxo
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  27. Borka Gamero says:

    Beautiful photos! Loving the hair inspiration… thanks for sharing doll
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  28. Manuela says:

    stunning !! love your hair <3

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    xoxo manu

  29. Bron says:

    What curling iron do you normally use Shea? x

  30. Hannah says:

    Your hair always looks fab, but I def wouldn’t call this look “beachy.”

  31. I wish I had as thick hair as yours! Mine are so thin and damaged from ironing :(

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  32. Lauren says:

    So beautiful and love the blonde! Thanks for the tips! Check us out at http://winkydesigns.blogspot.com/

    Xo,
    —Lauren

  33. I definitely need to try it! You look gorgeous!

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  34. chamo1 says:

    I love the way you rock that skirt,

  35. Your hair is gorgeous! Can’t wait to try this style out on my hair.

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